The Henry Experiment
Dramatised on Radio 4 Maggie O' Farrell called The Henry Experiment ' a smart, compelling literary thriller that asks big questions about our current attitudes to family and childhood. I read it in one sitting, staying up late into the night to finish it.' When Anna finds a small barefoot boy on Hampstead Heath she escorts him home. Expecting gratitude, she is met instead with hostility from his father, an expert on parenting who believes that boys aged seven must be seperated from their mothers and toughened up. Anna watches over odd, clever, unhappy Henry and strikes up a secret friendship with him. Henry becomes the pawn in an escalating and scary game as Anna and Henderson prowl around each other. As the tension mounts, and Henry's trails become more daunting and dangerous, the adults' own carefully reconstructed lives begin to unravel. The Henry Experiment raises questions about parenting and the responsbility adults have for other people's children. Where is the line between protection and interference?
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 155.96 x 233.93 x 13.46mm | 430.91g
- 16 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Sophie Radice
Sophie Radice is a journalist that has written for many publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer and The Times. The Henry Experiment is her first novel.